Mission of the Fordham Theology Department
Our mission is to advance the critical and constructive study of the ideas, symbols, narratives, beliefs, and practices of religious traditions, with particular attention to the rich diversity of Catholic Christian theology. In the tradition of Jesuit education, we promote the informed exploration of faith and justice from ecumenical, interreligious, and global perspectives. We aspire to do so in an imaginative, interdisciplinary manner that values the important contributions of the humanities, arts, and sciences. We seek to foster theological study and dialogue for the academy, for ecclesial communities, and for the public sphere. Professors and students collaborate to cultivate an environment for undergraduate and graduate studies that prizes academic excellence, lively theological inquiry, and care for students’ intellectual and personal growth, with a view to the implications of learning for living.
Theology News and Accomplishments
Now accepting applications for new Master of Theological Studies program
In Fall, 2023 we will welcome our inaugural cohort of scholars into Fordham's intensive, two-year Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program. Tuition scholarships are available. Applications are invited through January 17th, 2023. See the full details on our MTS program page.
Department of Theology welcomes Ki-Eun Jang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bible in Global Cultures
We are delighted to welcome to our faculty Ki-Eun Jang, Ph.D. (NYU), as Assistant Professor of Bible in Global Cultures. Dr. Jang is an interdisciplinary scholar with a specialization in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Middle Eastern Studies. With a focused interests in advancing socially engaged humanities in the study of the Hebrew Bible, her research engages both the social world of the ancient Middle East that produced the Hebrew Bible, and our intellectual legacy of modernity that shapes the ways in which we conceive of the past and engage with contemporary social issues. A 2021-2023 Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Jang will be a dynamic contributor to both our undergraduate and graduate programs.